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By: Catharine Lumby

In: Stardom and Celebrity: A Reader

Chapter 28: Doing it for Themselves? Teenage Girls, Sexuality and Fame

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Doing it for Themselves? Teenage Girls, Sexuality and Fame
Doing it for themselves? Teenage girls, sexuality and fame
CatharineLumby

We waited in the cold all morning. It was a Saturday in early June, only a few days before my fourteenth birthday. An early present – a full-length denim coat to match my denim flares and denim clutch bag – kept out the wind.

Roadies lugged equipment in through the stage door, jeans slung unfashionably low under beer bellies. We tried flirting with them but they had real groupies to contend with, mature women of 16 who'd come all the way from Sydney. We were nice girls and none of us had ever kissed a boy. The groupies hung out with us long enough to flash albums full of ...

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